Course Description

Course Name

A Moveable Feast: Writing About Food

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

prerequisite: ENG 202

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Food writing is defined in many ways: cookbooks to non-fiction essays, restaurant reviews to travel and personal narratives. This course will examine food writing in its various professional forms and will instruct students in approaches to writing about food for publications. Students will write a restaurant review, a personal essay, and a food analysis and recipe, as well as short analytical writings that examine the work of professional writers. In part, Rome is our classroom and textbook, so students should be prepared to visit local markets, restaurants, and locales around the city where food plays a role (street vendors, gelaterie, parks, etc).

*Course content subject to change